Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here with the scoop on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted so many millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this was an epic event, it truly was. take a look at some of the damage. the abc station from birmingham, sending us some pictures from the mobile area. look at these in the deep south. new orleans to montgomery. outside of new orleans, tornado warnings all over the deep south. last night, on twitter, your pictures were sending us all the damage. matt gutman was landing in mobile just about the time that storms got to that area. what's it like this morning? >> reporter: as the sun is coming up, we're bgetting a better idea of how much damage. it was a terrifying christmas for a lot of folks here. still, there's 250,000 people without power. this is midtown mobile. that storm hopscotch through here.
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
, becky worley will be here to tell us the secret places you can find great gifts at great deals. even tomorrow, she claims you can get a gift, if you're the ultimate procrastinator. >>> and a brand new take on a christmas classic. you may have heard it a thousand times before in your life, but you've never heard it like this. our star-studded version of "'twas the night before christmas." >> some of the biggest names helping us out with that classic. it really put us in a great holiday mood this morning. >>> i will tell you, one of my favorite gifts of the year, being there when sam and rubem got married on friday night. just a beautiful moment. beautiful. there's a shot. it was very intimate, very special, very heart-felt. and robin roberts looked so good. >> stunning in red. >> and she delivered one of the most special moments. >> she read a beautiful poem. it was wonderful. thank you. >> congratulations, sam and rubem. >> very happy for you. >> sam, i just -- i just got you a little something. >> a last-minute wedding gift, a potato. >> he baked it first. >> sam, while you compose
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
with joe kernen and becky quick is off today. our guest host this hour, ed kehone. he's the management associate portfolio manager and we are thrilled to have ed aboard for -- i think you'll be here for longer than an hour. you'll be here for the whole broadcast. >> as long as you need me. >> you're like -- how long were you at -- you were at prudential. >> it's owned by prudential, so i've been at peru don'tal for almost 15 years now. >> widely quoted. you know who has made a comeback is ralph -- >> akampora. >> i've seen him around. do you remember his nickname? >> i don't. >> whatever you think of him, he's a great guy. >> he's a good guy. >> ed is going to try to make us slightly -- >> be a little sensitive. let's get you some some of the morning headlines. the biggest one being president obama planning to meet with congressional leaders at 3:00 p.m. eastern time today in a last ditch effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. the house majority leader eric cantor is now telling members to be prepared to work through january 2nd. both sides still far apart, however, on taxes and spending cu
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
3:00 and 5:00 a.m. and becky says keep your eyes peeled for electronics. the prices may not come down. but there's incentives with your purchase, like gift cards. >> thank you, rachel. lots of good tips in there. >>> another pressing question this morning. with all of the bad weather and the crush of last-minute shoppers, will your gift be delivered on time? john schriffen is on that angle from a fedex location in newark, new jersey. john, good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: dan, good morning. a lot of activity this morning. this is fedex's third-largest hub in the country. and a plane just dropped off a shipment. workers are sorting it out right now. we're starting to see an increase in online shopping, fedex expects to set a record number for packages they handle this holiday season. these employees are working overtime and around the clock, to make sure your package is delivered on time. with three days until christmas, santa's little helpers are hard at work. >> i know him. >> reporter: not those helpers. these helpers. delivery companies like u.p.s. and fedex are scrambli
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
late for free shipping that's guaranteed to make it in time for christmas. but our becky worley did a little research. and has some tips where you can still find rush shipping for free. >> i'm kind of sensing panic here. >> i'm panicked. >> fear not. we're going to hook you up with free shipping, right now. >> okay. >> reporter: you have way too many things to get done between now and -- christmas. send it. you missed the free shipping deadline for most online retailers. but good news. i have some sneaky ways around that. and i'm going to hook you up. >> reporter: first, a bunch of big online sites still have expedited free shipping. overstock, macmall, macy's. now, let's talk about amazon. they have limited products eligible for free one-day shipping. watches, jewelry, clothes and some electronics. if you want something that's not on that list, there's always amazon prime. this is the $79 a year subscription that gets you free two-day shipping. do you have a family member that already belongs to prime? they can nominate up to four people for the same free two-day shopping benefits.
Dec 21, 2012 7:00am PST
some great deals out there. and abc's becky worley tells us where to find the very best ones. >> reporter: be it a big box, a local boutique, or the good, old mall. you may not find a parking spot this weekend. but you're sure to find some delicious deals. why? well, consumers have waited longer than usual to wrap up their shopping. so, retailers are ready to slash prices. big, across-the-board discounts are coming. let's start with clothes. aeropostale, a staple for the teen set, has 60% off everything. american eagle and banana republic has slashed 40% off of their entire store. kmart has 50% off all jammies and robes. from cozy and warm, let's move over to hot gifts. at toys "r" us, they're offering a buy one get one 30% off deal on video games. for the dudes and the handy ladies, sears has $90 off one of their most popular tool sets. lowe's has 20% off vacuums and small appliances, including the ever-coveted kitchenaid mixer. ooh, i want that. now, a big trend i'm seeing is bundling. like this single-serve coffeemaker for $149, bundled with a $30 gift card from target. di
Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
, though. our tech guru, becky worley is here, with great tips. >> thank you. >> great to have you in person. usually see you by skype. >> in my kitchen. but i'm here to help you with all of the gadgets you received as gifts. >> one of the biggest gifts of the year, ipads, iphones. let's start with them. how do we protect them? >> this is the time. you got your great gadget. if you're in love with it, take care of your little baby, okay? what you're trying to avoid is turning this into this. ooh. we do not want the cracked screen. >> it is like one fall and it can happen. >> absolutely. and especially when teens are getting these gifts. the thing you'll notice is a lot of people say, put a case on it right away. this thing is like a tank. putting this in your pocket is a serious endeavor. there are some with a little more silicone with rounded corners. those seem to do the best job protecting you. i do a lot of drop testing, intentionally and unintentionally. and what really makes a difference is a screen protector. when you put one of these on your phone, it really helps to protec
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
, people. can we get to the piece? becky worley. ♪ >> reporter: getting lost in a good movie is one of life's great pleasures. there's some secrets about this place that you should really know. first, your tickets. if you want to save money, buy them at a savings club like sam's or costco or aaa. it can save you 25% or more. matinees are always cheaper. and find a late-run theater. if there's a long line at the box office, bust out your smartphone. apps from the movie chain or fandango let you buy tickets on your phone. the next is not really a secret. but let's put it into numbers. when they put a movie starts at 7:00, that usually means 7:10 or later. those ads they show, they're a huge profit source for theaters. and the concession stand holds some major secrets. first, the theater makes 40% or more of revenue off the food and drinks it sells. they're using all the tricks they can to get you to buy. the smell of popcorn. that smell is from coconut oil used in the popper and a flavoring concoction. what's the best seat in the house? audio technicians check the sound about two-thirds of th